University of Southern Indiana

Internet/WiFi

Registering a Computer/Device on the USI Network

To use your computer on USI's wired or wireless networks you must first register your device. Network registration identifies you as a member of the USI community. We use your registration information to identify a device if problems or issues occur. Four months of device inactivity on the USI Network will result in the removal of your device's registration and you will have to re-register that device.

Connecting to USI's Wired Network (with Ethernet cable)

Plug your computer into the nearest network wall jack using an ethernet network cable.

  1. Open an internet browser (like Internet Explorer or Chrome).
  2. The internet browser will immediately redirect from your homepage to the computer registration page.  If this does not happen – try to visit a web site that you don’t commonly visit.
  3. Enter your USI username and password, read the terms of agreement.
  4. Click  Register (bottom of the page)
  5. Disconnect from the network and reconnect.
  6. If you have difficulty getting connected contact the Help Desk.

Connecting to USI’s Wireless Network

In the residence halls and apartments, the wireless network has two SSIDs or "names". USIResKey is the encrypted SSID, offering more protection on-line. The key is available from your RA or the IT Help Desk at 812-465-1080. 

When on campus, the wireless network SSID is either WiFiatUSI, which is unencrypted, or USIacademicWIFI, which is encrypted for student use, USIsecuredWIFI, which is encrypted for faculty/ staff use. The key is available from the IT Help Desk at 812-465-1080.

  1. Search available wireless networks.  Choose SSID appropriate for you (depending on your location). 
  2. Open an internet browser
  3. The internet browser will immediately redirect from your homepage to the computer registration page.  If this does not happen – try to visit a web site that you don’t commonly visit.
  4. Enter your username and password, read the terms of agreement.
  5. Click Register (bottom of the page)
  6. Disconnect from the network and reconnect

If you have difficulty getting connected contact the Help Desk.

Wireless Routers

Do not bring your own wireless router. This interferes with the campus wireless and causes your fellow students problems. Unauthorized wireless routers are prohibited and when an unauthorized Access Point is identified the owner will be asked to remove it from the network.

Wireless Printers

See information here about wireless printers on USI Campus.

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